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‘Hell no!’: Criminal defense attorney tramples on Rudy Giuliani for picking a fight with Robert Mueller

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Criminal defense attorney Randy Zelin didn’t mince words after hearing President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani for picking a fight with special counsel Robert Mueller.

CNN host Ryan Nobles wondered if it’s typical for a defense attorney to talk about someone investigating their client.

“Hell no!” Zelin exclaimed. “I’ll tell you when Mr. Rudy Giuliani was the U.S. Attorney for the southern district of New York, no one would dare speak like that about him or any of his assistants. We’re living in unprecedented you don’t speak with such disrespect. You don’t speak with such, go ahead. This is not law and order. If you go something, charge my guy or leave him alone. In real life, okay. I see you. I raise you. We don’t behave like this as a defense bar.”

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He noted that anyone could tell a prosecutor to “put up and shut up” but behind closed doors, those comments don’t really mean anything.

“This is not how we behave because we’re not acting in our client’s best interest,” Zelin also advised. “We may be acting in our own of getting face time and everybody [knows] our name. Clients want this done quietly, calmly, coolly. If the government calls my bluff, it’s not bad for me. It’s bad for my client.”

“Does it have anything to do with Robert Mueller being embarrassed?” Nobels asked.

“Hell no!” Zelin exclaimed again. “When Rudy Giuliani spends a lot of time talking about Russia, this has become more than just about Russia. The special prosecutor’s mandate is not necessarily about Russia. We have talked about this so many times. If the special prosecutor uncovers evidence of other crime, he doesn’t put blinders on and say I can’t see that. That’s not the way it works.”

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CNN’s Cuomo demolishes Rudy Giuliani’s conspiracy theory about Biden and Ukraine

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Last week, CNN's Chris Cuomo played host to President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who went off on a half-intelligible rant about former Vice President Joe Biden and tried to paint him as corrupt for fighting to remove a Ukrainian prosecutor.

"For us it's about whether or not people in power are telling you the truth, and Rudy Giuliani was not telling you the truth on things that matter," said Cuomo. "So we wanted to check the holes in the president's theory several times on this show. It's not just about the Biden family, it about other things that Rudy Giuliani's calling out and we went to the source."

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Trump’s Ukraine stunt was just the beginning — he will do whatever it takes to poison the 2020 election

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An ‘obvious quid pro quo’ the American people must punish: CNN’s Toobin goes off on Trump’s Ukraine plot

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin broke down the "obvious" quid pro quo demand in President Donald Trump's attempt to pressure Ukraine into hunting for dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

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"Of course. Of course," said Toobin. "The only reason the Ukrainian president is interested in talking to the president is because he wants this aid. And the president says, as he's acknowledging, go and investigate Biden. This is an obvious quid pro quo, and it's a quid pro quo not for the benefit of the American people, not for the benefit of our national interests — it's a quid pro quo to help Donald Trump get reelected."

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